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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161725
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Retrospective survey of latex allergy among health care workers
Abstract:
Retrospective survey of latex allergy among health care workers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Gehring, Linda
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall-Room 717, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Contact Telephone:414.229.4135
Latex allergy (LA), an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to proteins in natural rubber latex, is a serious emerging health problem. Health care workers (HCWs) develop this untreatable, disabling and potentially life-threatening disease through occupational exposure to latex gloves worn to prevent the transmission of microorganisms. Sensitization occurs through dermal contact and inhalation of aerosolized latex bound to glove powder. ƒnThe response can range from cell mediated contact dermatitis to IgE mediated anaphylaxis.ƒnThis study was designed to evaluate the clinical response to latex and possible progression of responses in sensitive Health care workers. Questionnaires were sent to 100 health-care workers; 53 responses were received. 68% (36) reported contact dermatitis. Of those, 33% (20) reported progression to contact urticaria, 66% (24) developed asthma, and 16 of those were unable to continue to work in the clinical environment. These responses correlate with the theory that the latex protein is aerosolized and suggests that cell-mediated immune response may herald systemic allergic reactions in latex sensitive Health care workers. This study demonstrates the necessity to prevent this dangerous occupational disease.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRetrospective survey of latex allergy among health care workersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161725-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Retrospective survey of latex allergy among health care workers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gehring, Linda</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Cunningham Hall-Room 717, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.229.4135</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gehringl@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Latex allergy (LA), an IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to proteins in natural rubber latex, is a serious emerging health problem. Health care workers (HCWs) develop this untreatable, disabling and potentially life-threatening disease through occupational exposure to latex gloves worn to prevent the transmission of microorganisms. Sensitization occurs through dermal contact and inhalation of aerosolized latex bound to glove powder. &fnof;nThe response can range from cell mediated contact dermatitis to IgE mediated anaphylaxis.&fnof;nThis study was designed to evaluate the clinical response to latex and possible progression of responses in sensitive Health care workers. Questionnaires were sent to 100 health-care workers; 53 responses were received. 68% (36) reported contact dermatitis. Of those, 33% (20) reported progression to contact urticaria, 66% (24) developed asthma, and 16 of those were unable to continue to work in the clinical environment. These responses correlate with the theory that the latex protein is aerosolized and suggests that cell-mediated immune response may herald systemic allergic reactions in latex sensitive Health care workers. This study demonstrates the necessity to prevent this dangerous occupational disease.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:26:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:26:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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